Man Arrested And Drugs Seized In Richmond

Melbourne East police officers have charged a man after locating a large amount of both cash and drugs in his vehicle in Richmond on Monday.

Police officers conducting foot patrol intercepted a vehicle bearing Queensland registration plates on Swan Street about 3.30pm on 10 June.

It is alleged officers observed drugs inside the driver door before the driver was directed to exit the car.

A search of the car revealed what is alleged to be approximately 37g of cocaine, 40g of cannabis, 493 alprazolam tablets, 65 ecstasy tablets, 15g of MDMA, 209 LSD tablets, 7.5g of ketamine, and 6.6g of methylamphetamine.

Almost $15,000 in cash and a knife were seized from the car before the man was arrested at the scene.

The 25-year-old has been charged with trafficking and possessing various drugs, knowingly deal with the proceeds of crime, negligently deal with proceeds of crime, unlicenced driving, and possess a controlled weapon.

He will appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 18 June.

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